California could be source of tainted romaine lettuce, FDA says

California could be source of tainted romaine lettuce, FDA says

California could be source of tainted romaine lettuce, FDA says

Canada's public health agency said the cases were reported between mid-October and early November and those affected were between the ages of five and 93.

On Tuesday, U.S. health officials issued an unusually broad warning against all types of romaine lettuce amid an E. coli outbreak.

This is the only case that has been linked to the outbreak, from Ottawa. Fifteen have been confirmed in Quebec. Six individuals have been hospitalized after becoming sick.

So far there are no deaths or reports of outbreaks in Florida. The majority are female.

If contaminated food products are identified in Canada, they will take the necessary steps to protect the public, including recalling the product as required.

"The challenge here is that this is an industry wide issue".

The centre will continue to closely monitor the latest developments of the incident. "This is new. It's new for consumers, it's new for retailers".

Persons suspected of having symptoms of a bacterial infection of any kind should always consult with their physician to come to the appropriate diagnosis of care, the statement from Lee's office said.

For now the only romaine you'll find in Country Grocer is in the back room cooler, where it is waiting to be tossed. McLinton said the lack of a definitive recall from the federal government puts retailers in a hard situation. "This is a very challenging situation", he said. No agency identified a particular brand, supplier, or distributor in the 2017 outbreak, although they found that the romaine lettuce was "likely supplied by multiple firms located in Arizona, California, and Mexico". They adhere to the highest mandatory food safety standards, testing and safeguards to ensure Florida produce is safe. Hazel Laws, has advised that all romaine lettuce stocks among retailers and wholesalers be pulled from the refrigerators and freezers and discarded, as a safety precaution.

Sarah Sorscher, deputy director of regulatory affairs at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, said much of the onus falls to those selling the products directly to consumers. "The financial implications are significant".

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